Welcome to the official travel guide for the capital of Greenland

Nuuk is the capital of Greenland, balancing commerce and culture with fresh air and stunning views. Nuuk's embrace of both the traditional and modern can be seen in the city's dynamic cultural life and way of life. The city bursts with local entrepreneurs, nature oriented foods and sustainable activities, that makes this city an ideal destination for eco tourists.

While Nuuk hosts a distinctly urban feel (despite its small size), nature is never far. The iconic mountains of Quassussuaq/Lille Malene and Ukusisaat/Store Malene can be tackled on a hike just outside of downtown. It's not long after departing Nuuk Harbour that the fjord transitions to a true wilderness of snow-capped mountains and barren islands.


Colourful Nuuk App

When you arrive in Nuuk you might be a bit overwhelmed about where everything is and how you get there and the lack of internet does not make it easier. But fear not, with the Colourful Nuuk app you have an always updated city map and weather chart on your phone! Also you can find loads of other information like the digital Art Walk that will give you a guided tour around the city to see all the public jewels of art. The app also contains contact information on businesses, emergency numbers, events, travel stories and much more. 

Download the app for IOS and Android.


Combine destinations

As cool as we think Nuuk is, we also know that you might want to combine the city with other destinations in Greenland. If this interests you, you can find lots of inspiration at the official Visit Greenland website.

Here you can also find lots of advice on travelling to Greenland like - what to pack, weather, tips & tricks.

Colourful Nuuk

Maybe you wonder, what is Nuuk actually like? What are the people like? What does it look like? What can you do here? What does "Colourful" even refer to?

Well, stop wondering and  watch the video by The Copenhagen Traveler. It will take you on a small journey displaying how Nuuk is a city of contrasts - a city where traditions meet the modern, nature meets urban and legends intertwine with everyday life. 


@colourful_nuuk Instagram

  • Looking for something else to do in #colourfulnuuk these days, other than drinking in the winter sun and marveling at #northernlights? @Nuuk Art Museum have The Weather Diaries #exhibition up for just a bit longer - it's quite the experience and we highly reccomend it! 😍👌⠀ #repost from ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    We’re participating in the Towards More Tourism conference, organized by @visitgreenland and @air_greenland_official in Nuuk - learning, talking, discussing how to make Greenland and #colourfulnuuk an even better destination! We pitched in with our insight and experiences with entrepeneurship in ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    Aaah ❄️💨 Fresh winter morningss in Nuuk these days - we’re loving the cold, clear air when Sermitsiaq looks like this. Have you been? #Repost @guidetogreenland with @get_repost ・・・ View from the Capital of #Greenland - do you recognize it? 🇬🇱 #guidetogreenland Thank you for sharing ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #TAKEOVER Before we left on our three-day trip, my friend Anne asked me what I’d like to eat when I returned. Having already tasted Greenlandic lamb, shrimp, whale, seal, and caribou, I asked for some local salmon. So, upon our return to Nuuk, she welcomed us back by cooking us a wonderful dinner ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #TAKEOVER One of the best things about traveling with a Michelin-starred chef is that you’re guaranteed to eat well. Even though we were packing miles of rough terrain with gear by day, back on the boat, we ate like kings. We collected berries (1), feasted on 5 kilos of Greenlandic shrimp (2-3), ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #TAKEOVER My friend Ove hosted us on a three-day hunting and fishing getaway on his boat. Mooring in coves in a faraway fjord (1), we would ferry to shore on a dinghy (2-3). We tracked and trekked for miles (4) through Greenland’s dynamic and breathtaking landscape. It was easy to believe I had ...
  • Sarfalik
    #TAKEOVER: My friend Mark Lundgaard Nielsen, head chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant Kong Hans Kaelder in Copenhagen, made a guest chef appearance at Sarfalik atop the Hotel Hans Egede in Nuuk (1). He served Greenlandic shrimp in tartlets and veal tartare on waffles as a pre-dinner snack (2). ...
  • Kalaaliaraq
    #TAKEOVER: My friend Rene took me on a tour of the capital city of Nuuk, with its colorful houses that make our American neighborhoods seem so boring in comparison (1-3). Afterward, my friend Anne took me down to Kalaaliaraq Market, where local fishermen and hunters sell their catch (4-5). I have ...
  • We’re absolutely CRAZY about this beatiful video from #colourfulnuuk - have you been? Did you fly? Here’s a snippet of the experience ❤️🚁 #Repost @elialocardi with @get_repost ・・・ First drone flight over Nuuk Greenland as the summer sun casts golden light on the incredible landscape. I can't wait to ...
  • Nuuk, Greenland
    Nuuk, Greenland
    #TAKEOVER To welcome us to Greenland, friends invited us over to their house for dinner. Showcasing some of the products that Greenland has to offer, they cooked for us two beautiful Greenlandic legs of lamb (1), and set out a beautiful dish of cured trout and salmon (2). Photos and story: ...
  • Kangerlussuaq Airport
    Kangerlussuaq Airport
    #TAKEOVER I have had the great fortune of visiting Scandinavia over twenty times, including Iceland, Finland, Sweden, and most-frequently, Norway and Denmark, where I have made many friends over the years. And yet, I have never been to Greenland. So, when my friend Mark Lundgaard Nielsen, head chef ...
  • It's takeover time! Writer and photographer @Bonjwing visited Nuuk this fall and will be sharing his experiences with us, right here in your feed. Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy a peek into what #colourfulnuuk has to offer - on a plate! 🍽️ 😍 'till then, please enjoy these snapshots from the Nuuk ...
  • Inuk Hostels
    Inuk Hostels
    It’s the season again - come cozy up with us, enjoy a hut cup of cocoa and some dazzling northern lights, all ready for you in Nuuk! #Repost @inukhostels with @get_repost ・・・ 📸 @nunafoto 👈 “ #Aurora dancing over @inukhostels 🇬🇱 where you can spend the night in quiet surroundings but still close to ...

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